Projects Carbon

CAO Undertakes Pilot Assessment of California’s Drought-Stricken Forests

CAO News

A huge amount of attention has been paid to the issue of California’s deepening drought. The New York Times has made it a major and continuing focus of their reporting. California Governor Jerry Brown and the mayors of every major city in California have pushed for water restrictions and other urgent measures (http://ca.gov/drought/). Farmers, crops and livestock are suffering. California’s human inhabitants are on borrowed time, living off the dwindling water storage of our reservoirs and aquifers.

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The Guardian: CAO data used to Link Cacao Baron to Deforestation in the Amazon

Media Coverage

A new report released by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) used Carnegie Airborne Observatory data to expose a chocolate (cacao) producer linked to the deforestation of primary Amazonian rainforest. United Cacao denied any illegal forest clearing, saying that the forests in question were degraded prior to agricultural expansion; however, the map of carbon density generated by the CAO proved otherwise.

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News Travels Fast

CAO News, Media Coverage

We’re working around the clock getting ready for the launch of the new CAO-3 and the word is getting out.  We’ve had some great press coverage in the past week that we wanted to share with you.

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Newsweek: Mapping Rainforests to Fight Climate Change

Media Coverage

CAO is featured in the December 19 2014 issue of Newsweek, with extensive coverage of CAO’s role in advancing international efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from tropical deforestation.  The story focuses on CAO’s laser technology, and the team’s approach to creating high-resolution maps of how much carbon (biomass) is locked up in tropical forests of Peru.  This country contains more than 70 million hectares, or 175 million acres, of tropical forests in the lowland Amazon as well as the Andes Mountains.

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